A Lutheran women’s organization will celebrate its 70th anniversary when it meets this week in Cheektowaga.
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of the Eastern District, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, is holding its 35th biennial convention Friday through Sunday at the Millennium Hotel. The public is invited to attend the opening session, which will feature a worship service at 7 p.m.
Linda Reiser, past national president of the organization, will be the keynote speaker.
During the past biennium, 2012-2014, women of Western New York and Pennsylvania raised $24,400, which supported mission projects that included purchasing exercise equipment for women at Cornerstone Manor in Buffalo and training for congregations to minister to military families.
The mission goal for 2014-2016 is $27,900. Among the projects being considered for funding is furthering the inner city ministry of Hananiah Lutheran Church on Genesee Street in Buffalo.